29 November 2015

Night on the Tiles at Barrio Soho


I don't know about you, but I reckon Mexican cuisine is the ultimate comfort food. It's flavour-some, warming and there's often lots of melted cheese involved. Winning. Plus, who can resist some chunky guac, spicy salsa and cool sour cream?
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22 November 2015

Sprinkle kindness around like confetti


I hope everyone has had a wonderfully relaxing weekend. The temperature seems to have plummeted, with some even reporting snow. I've forgotten what wamth feels like!
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7 November 2015

A friendly brunch at The Alice House, Queen's Park


Back in the day, when I used to live in West Hampstead, I drunkenly visited the West End Lane branch of The Alice House for a few cocktails before hitting the town. I'd never actually sampled their food, nor had I visited their sister branch in Queen's Park. And you know I'm not one to turn down brunch...
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5 November 2015

That time I went shopping and it made me really hate shopping


Hi-de-hi, everyone. I haven't written a personal post for a while because there have been a few things going on in my little mind, but it's been my prerogative not to share them.
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31 October 2015

Beauty bits I'm loving right now


Confession: as soon as I'd shot these products, MORE products came to mind which should have also made the cut. Blame my scatterbrain, blame the fact I was still in the haze of illness... total faux pas on my part. I guess I'll just save them for another post.
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24 October 2015

Cuisson's POPdown at the Vaults, Waterloo


If you've never been to the Vaults, before, make sure you take a friend. Not because you should worry for your safety, but because you need someone to reassure you that yes, you are going the right way, just a little bit further. When you do arrive, however, you'll know. The blimp and 3 signs give it away.
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21 October 2015

Ask For Janice, Smithfields Market


I'm not a "City" girl. As much as I adore corporate attire worn on the likes of "Suits" (Donna and Rachel are absolute goals), I'm more of a jeans and ankle boots kinda gal. But any fears I had of starched suits and pencil skirts making me look more shabby than chic were erased when my friend and I rocked up to Ask For Janice.
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16 October 2015

Fish Market, Liverpool Street


Located directly across from Liverpool Street station, it's hard to believe I've never ventured down New Street - the street on which Fish Market is located. In comparison to the hustle and bustle of Bishopsgate only a hundred or so metres away, it's surprisingly serene.
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10 October 2015

Dirty Bones, High St. Kensington


I really wanted to name this post something like "Getting dirty at..." or "Down 'n' dirty at..." but then I realised that actually I didn't want my post to sound like a weird food romp, so I kept it simple and to the point. And that's my amazingly interesting title back-story for you all.
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3 October 2015

The prime of your life


Don't ask me how, but somewhere along the way I've managed to accrue a load of primers. So many, in fact, that I almost have one for every day of the week.
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26 September 2015

That time I stayed at The Hoxton, Holborn


I went through a really bizarre stage recently where I kept winning competitions (and I've never won anything, not even those Christmas school raffles, or bingo). And one prize was an overnight stay at The Hoxton, Holborn which excited me because STAY-CAY ALERT.
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17 September 2015

Eat and drink your way through London Fashion Week


So this is the first time since leaving university that I haven't been involved in London Fashion Week in any shape or form - I'm not working it, and I'm not watching it. It's seriously gutting (as in, it makes my heart hurt), but I know I'm not alone. 

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12 September 2015

Afternoon Tea at The Covent Garden Hotel


It's not often my Mum and I get the chance to have some one-on-one girly time together - so when we do, we make sure we do it right. Our most recent girly day consisted of visiting the Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon exhibition, followed by afternoon tea.
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5 September 2015

#TheBloggersMarket, take two


Following on from the success of the initial blogger's market back in January, the gals put it on all over again, this time in the chic setting of The Hoxton, Holborn. So I grabbed a gal pal and headed to central early-ish on a Saturday morning.
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29 August 2015

Sofie and the Mast Brother's Factory


I'll forgive you if you've never heard of Mast Brothers - I hadn't heard of them either until news that they were partnering with Shake Shack hit my inbox. And with the offer to try Shake Shack (I know I know - where have I been?) and an indie chocolate brand, I couldn't say no.

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22 August 2015

WUBU2?


Hi guys - it's been a while. Lots has been going on this month. I fell into a blogging funk and I didn't know how to snap out of it. I didn't know what to write or when to write  or if I even had anything to write about... It sucked. So, what have I been up to in my month's hiatus?
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22 July 2015

L'Eto Caffe


Unfortunately for London, it's earned itself a bit of a reputation as a faddy city. But the great thing about L'Eto Caffe is that it's not faddy at all. Everything it does (and it does a lot) it does exceedingly well. Mr Kipling ain't got a thing on this place.
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18 July 2015

On getting a proper job (!)


Guys, it finally happened. Although not in the way I thought it would, and not, as many would think, in the editorial field. But life has a funny way of surprising you (me) and I like to think it's all worked out for the best.
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15 July 2015

Al Fresco Yoga with Secret Urban Escape


What better way to celebrate the (few seconds of) summer than an al fresco yoga session, accompanied by some soothing live music? Followed up, naturally, by a super healthy breakfast to set you up for the day.
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8 July 2015

Toilets, coffee & Penny-Farthings


Due to an office move last week, I had an unexpected day off. To my delight, the sun was shining, the birds were tweeting, and outside was calling my name. I made the most of the agreeable weather and prepared for the heat.
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4 July 2015

Pizza Union


After you place an order at a restaurant, how long do you wait until it's brought to the table? 15, 20 minutes, maybe even longer? The good news is, after the success of their original branch in Spitalfields, Pizza Union have opened a second branch in N1, serving your pizza in just 3 minutes.
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1 July 2015

Snazzy holiday essentials


I'm going on holiday SO SO SOON (Friday) and I have to say, I've never been more excited to leave the country. And I've never felt like I've deserved a hot, relaxing holiday more than I do right now. Hasta la vista, England!
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27 June 2015

Nam Long's Opium Den


Okay guys, so I messed up... I was running late, and I forgot Nina (the Nikon), and I had no time to go back and grab her. Sob. So these images are courtesy of Omar Loi, and my Samsung S-not-the-newest-model. But here's what went down at Nam Long's new addition, The Opium Den.
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24 June 2015

12 Most Instagram-able Coffee Spots in London


Coffee is kind of a big deal in London. And when I say "big deal", I mean, of course, a way of life. There must be thousands of coffee shops in London, and yet they all manage to stay in business, because such is the demand of coffee in our buzzy capital with equally buzzy, high-on-caffeine inhabitants.
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20 June 2015

London Wanderings: Hampstead Heath


When I realised my last "wanderings" was 3 months ago, I knew I needed to get out there and have a little adventure. I chose to ignore the stubborn overcast gloom and resist the temptation of new Orange is the New Black episodes to mooch around Hampstead, instead.
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17 June 2015

Nailing summer shades


I'll be the first to admit I have a love-hate relationship with nail polish. Mainly because whenever I paint my nails myself, there's a 98% chance it will smudge. And also because once a nail chips, I pick at it and have to start afresh. But the shades? I've got them down.
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13 June 2015

Why Mr Fogg's of Mayfair is absolutely spiffing


It all started out innocently enough. I arranged to meet a friend on a Wednesday night who I interned with at VOGUE, and in my head I was thinking, "I'm only going for one. I'll be back home at 8:30pm, latest." Famous. Last. Words.
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10 June 2015

Kris says something: Style is key, so find your niche


As you may remember from my post on the Spectrum Collections Atlantis Collection launch, I made a passing reference to Kris Keys, a fashion illustrator who had been hired to sketch portraits for guests. I also said "more on her later" - and this is me, staying true to my word.
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6 June 2015

Kicking back at a Neal's Yard Remedies Party


You know when you're keen on a brand, but you're not 100% sure what it feels like/smells like, so shopping online isn't an option? Or when you want to go into a shop to give something a whirl, but you hate the shop assistant getting up in your grill? Yeah, that.
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3 June 2015

Spectrum Collections & the Glam Clam


There's no getting around it - we live in a shallow world. Pretty people, and things, are superior to their less attractive counterparts. It might not be fair, but boy, is it true. And there's nothing more exciting than coming across something truly "oooh, so pretty!". Enter, Spectrum Collections.
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30 May 2015

PhotoLondon at Somerset House


Rather than trying to second-guess London's weather antics (seriously, what's going on?), my friend and I decided to play it safe last weekend and take shelter at PhotoLondon at Somerset House.
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27 May 2015

The Trading House, and the ale equivalent of "slutty rosé"


You know an evening is going to go quite well when you're picked up by a horse and carriage, and greeted with a cooling raspberry bellini. It's a truth universally acknowledged, right? 
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23 May 2015

Event etiquette (i.e. how to not act like a dick)


Last night when I was at an event and feeling tipsy on a cocktail of bellinis, mojitos and ale (as in, a cocktail of cocktails PLUS ale, bleurgh), I had a thought - dangerous - that it would be good to do a little etiquette guide slash what not to do at events. Y'know, just in case anyone was interested.
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20 May 2015

Normal service will resume on 23rd May

Apologies for the radio silence - just needed a wee break.

I'll be back on Saturday, but until then...

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13 May 2015

What a night out is like for me, aged 23


"Have fun, and make sure you enjoy yourself", was a text from my adorable younger brother that I received last week. It took reading it to realise that I couldn't actually remember the last time I did either of those things - have fun or enjoy myself. It made me feel pretty crap, to be honest.
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9 May 2015

Loving you is Red


If anyone got that Taylor Swift reference, you're awesome (#swiftiesunite). If you didn't, that's cool - just know that love is red and red is love, and that's why this post is in existence.
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6 May 2015

"Nautical Chic" at Beyond Retro, Kingsland Road


Ahoy! I don't know if many of you have heard about Beyond Retro's newest store on Kingsland Road, but if you're a fan of vintage and retro wares, it's not to be missed. Firstly, it's HUGE. And secondly, it has a stage that hosts talks like the one I attended a few weeks ago, called "Nautical Chic".
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2 May 2015

Getting Radical, and how my dreamboard is myself on A3


I went to a Radical skincare event the other week with the greatest intention to document it in detail... but life had other ideas. Instead, I arrived late (not realising there was a presentation at the start, and having come straight from work) and ended up trying to channel my inner ninja in an attempt to enter the room unnoticed.
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29 April 2015

Working at The Vogue Festival


In case you're somehow not aware (I say "somehow" because I've plastered it everywhere - from my LinkedIn, to Facebook, to Twitter...), I've been interning at a little title known as Vogue. My internship just so happened to coincide with The Vogue Festival, so I offered up my services and helped out for the weekend. Here's what went down...
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25 April 2015

Katie says something: Embrace the beauty evolution


Katie Service is Assistant Beauty Editor at The Sunday Times Style -  the fashion, beauty and lifestyle supplement which just happens to be my favourite supplement *ever*. I used to devour it every week as a teen, and it's a love that hasn't faded over time (unlike my love for streaky highlights and a side fringe, thank goodness).
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22 April 2015

Jonathan Saunders Sample Sale at The Hoxton


First things first - my friend and I were desperately in need of brunch. This might sound ridiculous, but I strongly believe that there's something in hollandaise sauce which cures any negativity from the week.
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18 April 2015

When will I stop making other people's successes into my failures?


We compare ourselves to others on social media every day. We see an old school acquaintance having a jolly old time and we think dammit, why aren't I having a jolly good time? My life sucks. Etc etc.
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15 April 2015

Getting legs "summer-ready" (eep)


I detest the idea of getting "summer-ready". After all, there's never any pressure to get spring, autumn or winter-ready.
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11 April 2015

Sofie in "Wanderland" with Hermès


If you go down to the Saatchi Gallery today, you're in for a wander-ful surprise. Hermès Paris is currently occupying the top floor of the gallery with an exhibition for the aspiring flâneur.
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8 April 2015

Fragrances which scream "HELLO, SPRING"


As I write this, it's grey outside and a lil bit chilly. Nonetheless, word on the street is that SPRING HAS SPRUNG, and what better way to get in the mood than indulge in a spring-time fragrance (or three)?
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4 April 2015

Why is mental health still so stigmatised at UK universities?


As many of you know, mental health is a subject close to my heart. So when I was contacted by The Priory Group with some rather alarming information regarding the perception of mental illness at universities in the UK, to say it saddened me is an understatement.
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1 April 2015

The Moveable Feast


Last Monday, I went along to the launch of The Moveable Feast. Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to a new era of vegetarian cuisine...
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28 March 2015

The thing I miss most about being employed (apart from money, because duh)


Yesterday I experienced yet another question that I didn't know how to answer. Awkward. It was, "How do you do it? Moving from place to place?"
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25 March 2015

London wanderings: Stoke Newington


On Sunday, my cousin and I ventured to North-East London to visit our uncle, and were treated to the delights of Church Street in Stoke Newington.
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